Who Says the Holocaust Never Happened and Why Do They Say It?Book - 2000
"Shermer and Grobman destroy the Big Lie that the Holocaust never occurred, relentlessly confronting outrageous claims with ghastly, irrefutable facts. Denying History is all the more remarkable for its evenhandedness in the face of the Big Lie's perversity. . . . By any measure, an engrossing and important book."--Daniel J. Kevles, author of In the Name of Eugenics
"Michael Shermer and Alex Grobman provide the necessary ammunition to confront one of the basest phenomena in today's academic world: the attempt to deny obvious historical facts surrounding one of the greatest tragedies of our time--the Holocaust. They show how any historical fact is verified and proven, and they deal with the specifics of the deniers' falsifications. In so doing they are filling a vacuum--the need of people who are not experts on the Holocaust, and who have no easy access to the wealth of documentation about it, to answer those who, usually motivated by pro-Nazi sympathies and antisemitism, deny or corrupt facts."--Yehuda Bauer, author of The Holocaust in Historical Perspective and Rethinking the Holocaust
"An excellent and timely book that not only maps the unseemly quagmire inhabited by Holocaust deniers and other pseudohistorians, but also equips the user with the critical tools and historical information that, in distinguishing acknowledged fact from insidious fabrication, recovers the road to a civic dominion of common sense and common decency."--Robert Jan van Pelt, co-author of Auschwitz: 1270 to the Present
"Like cancer, HIV, and influenza, Holocaust denial is a drain on human resources, energy, and creativity. Yet for the health of the society and the well-being of the individual citizen the maladies must be confronted, their spread halted, and their sources identified and neutralized. Shermer and Grobman have given us a splendid study of the voices and sponsors of Holocaust denial."--Franklin H. Littell, author of Hyping the Holocaust
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Essentially instead of providing evidence for the holocaust happening he instead says the evidence doesn't matter and that we just need to keep looking until we find the evidence to prove it.
usually when a crime is under investigation and goes to trial, and that crime happens to be murder. The burden of proof is on the plaintiff to PROVE that people were killed. Shermer seems to believe that the burden of proof should be on the revisionists because they are challenging the established view. We have no murderer, no weapon, no bodies........ but fuck it lets just sentence the whole Waffen SS to death.
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